January 2017
UHN Research The Krembil is the official newsletter of the Krembil Research Institute (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute). It informs the Toronto Western Hospital community, external stakeholders and interested community members about the exciting news and innovative research happening at the Krembil Research Institute.

Stories in this month's issue:

Donald Weaver, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Director, Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network

A Letter from the Director

As we enter 2017, I wish to reflect on the many accomplishments achieved by the Krembil Research Institute’s faculty, students and staff in the past year. In 2016 we held the one-year anniversary celebration of our rebranding as “the Krembil”. We also unveiled the first of three program integrations, with the creation of the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute. [Read More]

Building Computational Biology Power

Computational biology is a field of study in which researchers use mathematics and computer technology to analyze large datasets and explain complex biological processes. There is a growing demand for computational biologists because of the increase in the number of large datasets generated by neuroimaging and other advanced methods. [Read More]

When Surgery is Superior

Surgical removal of abnormal brain vessels a safe way to reduce risk of bleeding in the brain. [Learn More]
Signalling the End of Cancer

Researchers identify signalling pathway in normal tissue that protects against brain cancer. [Learn More]
Identifying Hidden Inflammation

A unique protein profile sampled from urine flags lupus patients with kidney inflammation. [Learn More]
A Changing Brain is Good for Pain

Fluctuations in brain activity help people resist and cope with the sensation of pain. [Learn More]
Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane

Researchers identify brain regions that contribute to how vividly we relive past life events. [Learn More]
Lasers Lessen Damaging Eye Lesions

Emerging laser technology shows promise as a treatment for age-related macular degeneration. [Learn More]

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